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Fashion Plate

American
1870
Published by Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions (American, 1866–1877)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4559

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. Two women and a child by the sea shore. The woman on the left wears a blue dress with tiers of white pleating, blue bows and a white apron; the woman on the left wears a pale gray dress with orange bows and detailing. The girl in between them wears a dress and matching boots of pale yellow. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / September 1870”

Provenance

By about 2004, purchased by Susan Ward of Lexington, MA at an antique fair in Amherst, NH; purchased from Ward by Doris May of Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of May to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Doris May